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the late 90’s seemed to be a big transition time in Bexley with the demo of this Cinema and then in 2000, the Kahiki Supper Club on E Broad St. – now a Walgreen’s.
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Originally built and operated by Litchfield Cinemas.
They later sold the only two Ohio locations to UA.
does anyone remember the cinema that was located at Kamm’s Corner? nothing listed that i have found. sorry i dont have any info about it – i only recall it as a young child & moved away fairy early.
it was near the center of the “L” in the shopping center.
This theater was originally opened as The Dayton Movies, by the same company that owned and operated The Cincinnati Movies, now the location of the Cincinnati Shakespeare Company.
They booked the same films for both locations with 5 or 6 different films showing each day, rotating the showtimes so that each film played at a different time every day. The schedules were a bit complicated but extremely interesting and full of great art-house films every month.
i believe cinemas 5-8 were opened in 1982 (not 84) since i worked there for 10 months that year. and yes, it was a piece of cheap crap.
not entirely sure, but i thought Cinema 1 was opened in 1971 with “Hello Dolly”.
Cinema 1 was the jewel of Dayton for nearly the whole time is was in operation.
though rumors of the swimming pool on the roof were untrue.
This cinema was originally built and run by Litchfield Theaters, from South Carolina.
A few years later they also opened the Middletown multiplex across from the Towne Mall.
Opening films were in mid-Dec 1982;
Tootsie (on 2 screens)
Still of the Night
The “video store” concept was originally the arcade/game room off to the side of the lobby and was converted to capitalize on the popularity of the VHS explosion of the time. Later converted to offices during National Amusements ownership.
Litchfield was a great company to work for – they had a 401k for full-time employees. (not just mgmt)